Like Leftbrain Group Limited

closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mighty Ape Limited, acquired Leftbrain Group Limited

synopsis: Mighty Ape, one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, has acquired online retailer LeftBrain Group Limited, one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys.
buyer: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys. "
target: Leftbrain Group Limited
LeftBrain was one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys. Over a period of 19 years it built up six websites selling a range of products, including two which operated in Australia.
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announced 10/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Funtastic, will acquire Hobby Warehouse

synopsis: Funtastic, one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors, will acquire Hobby Warehouse Group, Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, skateboards and more.
buyer: Funtastic (ASX:FUN:$17.57)
Funtastic is one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors. Funtastic creates, develops and sells innovative brands that enrich lifestyles around the world. In addition to toys the company also manufactures and distributes homewares, apparel, sporting goods and confectionery. "
target: Hobby Warehouse
Hobby Warehouse is Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, 3D printing, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, telescopes, skateboards, trading cards and more.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
64.8x
announced 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc., will acquire Daisuki

synopsis: Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they plan to acquire Anime Consortium Japan, which operates the Japanese anime streaming website Daisuki.net. Daisuke provides an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world, as well as an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
buyer: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc. (TSE:7832:$6,779.24)
BANDAI NAMCO's mission is to provide "Dreams, Fun and Inspiration," and their vision is to be "The Leading Innovator in Global Entertainment." They provide products and services in the Toys and Hobby Business, Network Entertainment Business, and Visual and Music Production Business. "
target: Daisuki
Anime Consortium Japan operates Daisuki.net, an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world. They provide an online service that streams anime to an international audience. They also provide an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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closed 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Fat Brain Toys, acquired Surprise Ride

synopsis: Fat Brain Toys, one of the nation's leading independent toy companies, announced the acquisition of Surprise Ride, a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
buyer: Fat Brain Toys
Fat Brain Toys is one of the nation's leading independent toy companies. Unlike mainstream alternatives, Fat Brain Toys creates and curates quality toys, games, and clever gifts, and enables children to learn through pure, authentic play. "
target: Surprise Ride
Surprise Ride is a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
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announced 4/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Babyshop, will acquire Lekmer AB

synopsis: Qliro Group, a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, has entered into an agreement to sell its subsidiary Lekmer AB to Babyshop, an online store in the Nordics for children's clothing. Lekmer is the largest online store for children in the Nordic countries. They focus on baby products, children’s clothes, toys, children’s furnishings.
buyer: Babyshop
Babyshop's vision is to be the best online store in the Nordics for children's clothing. They have more than 80,000 customers living in over 50 countries. Their product assortment is comprised of baby and children's clothes, shoes, toys, strollers, car seats, maternity clothes, accessories and more."
target parent: Qliro Group
target: Lekmer AB
Lekmer is the largest online store for children and young families in the Nordic countries. The business focuses on baby products, children’s clothes, toys, children’s furnishings and home decor. The company has online stores in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
price ($mm)
$9.98
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

BookAdda, acquired KoolSkool

synopsis: Delhi based online book store BookAdda.com has acquired KoolSkool, an online retailer providing a one-stop-shop for school going children, in a cash and stock deal.
buyer: BookAdda
Bookadda.com sells general books in various categories like fiction, non-fiction, mystery, self help, reference and biographies. It also offers books in management, computer, engineering and medical books catering to many university syllabi in India. "
target: KoolSkool
KoolSkool offers online retail of children's books, toys, learning aids, school supplies, hobby products as well as sports gear and apparel. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
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closed 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grasshopper Toys, acquired Curious Minds Science Shop

synopsis: Grasshopper Toys, UK store with a focus on science toys, has acquired the online science shop Curious Minds, an international online science toy shop, featuring a wide range of science, nature, space and technology products.
buyer: Grasshopper Toys
Grasshopper Toys, based in Helensburgh, Scotland, has a focus on science toys and has won a number of distribution deals with some of the world’s biggest manufacturers of scientific toys. "
target: Curious Minds Science Shop
Curious Minds is an international online science toy shop, featuring a wide range of science, nature, space and technology products. Curious Minds was started by Alan and Lucy Richmond from their garden shed in 2004.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., acquired Mighty Ape Limited

synopsis: Kogan.com (KGN) has acquired 100 per cent of the capital in New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape.Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's longest-running online retailers with more than 690,000 unique customers and over 895,000 subscribers.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd. (ASX:KGN:$369.15)
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
target: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$88
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Ticketfly, the technology company reimagining the live event experience, announced it has completed the acquisition of TicketBreak, the ticketing service company owned by MapleCore Ltd., a leading Canadian independent music company. TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create improvements to the way people are selling their tickets.
buyer parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee. "
target parent: MapleCore Ltd.
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create meaningful, long-term improvements to the way people are selling and administering their ticket inventory.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Market Wire

Readen Holding Corp., acquired Neckermann.com B.V.

synopsis: Readen Holding Corp announced the acquisition of Neckermann.com B.V. Neckermann.com is one of the largest ecommerce companies in Benelux, offering consumers a wide range of more than 150 000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
buyer: Readen Holding Corp. (RHCO:$0.00)
Readen Holding Corp is an investor, venture capital organisation and shareholder of companies operating in different industries. Readen Holding Corp has access to an extensive, influential and loyal network of business relations and investors. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Neckermann.com B.V.
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 9/24/2013 via Bloomberg

Investcorp, acquired Paper Source, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, the Bahrain-based alternative-investment firm, has acquired Chicago-based retailer Paper Source. Investcorp bought the stationery and greeting-card company for an undisclosed amount from Los Angeles-based buyout firm Brentwood Associates Inc. Paper Source, which operates 73 stores, designs and produces fine and artisanal papers.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Brentwood Associates
target: Paper Source, Inc.
Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap, greeting cards, custom stamps, and a custom collection of envelope and cards.
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announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Koninklijke Ahold N.V., will acquire bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. agreed to acquire bol.com b.v. Bol.com is the most visited retail website in the Netherlands serving 3.4 million active customers, with total net sales of €355 million in 2011. It offers a broad range of products in various non-food categories including books, entertainment, electronics and toys.
buyer: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. (AHODF:$70,766.37)
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. The foundation of their company is selling great food – this is what they are known for and is their core business. "
target parent: Cyrte Investments B.V.
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$460
rev ($mm)
$467
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Axivate Capital, will acquire Neckermann.com Benelux

synopsis: Dutch investment company Axivate Capital plans to buy mail order firm Neckermann.com Benelux. Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target parent: Neckermann.com
target: Neckermann.com Benelux
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 11/9/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Live Nation, Inc., acquired TicketNet.fr

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Ticketnet, the second largest ticket retailer in France. This acquisition marks a significant step in Live Nation's global expansion strategy and complements its growing concert promotion activities in France.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com the #3 eCommerce website in the world. "
target: TicketNet.fr
Ticketnet is a leading provider of complete ticketing solutions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, offering a broad ticketing retail network with ticket distribution, ticketing software editing and ticket management capabilities.
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announced 2/22/2010 via BusinessWire

CitySide Tickets, Inc., will acquire StadiumTickets.com

synopsis: CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
buyer parent: The Upturn, Inc.
buyer: CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST:$0.00)
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes. "
target: StadiumTickets.com
StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/8/2010 via BusinessWire

The Upturn, Inc., merged with CitySide Tickets, Inc.

synopsis: The Upturn, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition of CitySide Tickets, Inc. The Company will be conducting all business under the CitySide Tickets, Inc. name. CitySide Tickets, Inc. owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue.
buyer: The Upturn, Inc.
TheUpTurn—an innovative online real estate matchmaking exchange where real estate market participants are matched with each other, based on their individual profiles and intended roles in the market. "
target: CitySide Tickets, Inc.
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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announced 10/15/2008 via Market Wire

Club Vivanet, Inc., will acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC

synopsis: Club Vivanet has concluded a memorandum of understanding to acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC., a provider of on-line ticketing services on a global basis. This acquisition is consistent with the Club Vivanet Business Plan, which is to provide services that are needed by millions of people worldwide.
buyer: Club Vivanet, Inc. (US:CVIV:$0.00)
Club Vivanet is a global marketing company delivering a range of products and services through a network of agents and associated companies around the world in a very short time frame, which is imperative to capture market share. "
target: Ticket Inspector.com LLC
Ticket Inspector is a 2 year old company which developed and owns its own proprietary on-line ticketing software which took over 4 years to perfect. Ticket Inspector offers electronic "Print from Home" Bar Coded tickets.
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closed 8/19/2008 via Market Wire

Global Media Networks Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Global Media Networks, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired TicketBreak Corp. -- an online seller of event tickets.
buyer: Global Media Networks Inc.
Global Media Networks is looking to become a media and entertainment company whose businesses will include online ticketing, interactive services, television networks, and digital initiatives that include digital rights management, next generation content distribution, and interactive entertainment."
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak is an alliance of long-time marketing and leading-edge IT professionals that are creating the future of entertainment ticketing.
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closed 8/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Celebrate Express Inc.

synopsis: Celebrate Express, Inc., a leading online and catalog retailer of party supplies and costumes marketed under the brands Birthday Express, 1st Wishes and Costume Express, has completed the merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Celebrate Express Inc.
Celebrate Express, Inc. provides celebration products for families with young children, via the Internet and catalogs primarily in the United States. The company operates two brands, Birthday Express and Costume Express that offer children’s party products, and children’s costumes and accessories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mighty Ape Limited, acquired Leftbrain Group Limited

synopsis: Mighty Ape, one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, has acquired online retailer LeftBrain Group Limited, one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys.
buyer: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys. "
target: Leftbrain Group Limited
LeftBrain was one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys. Over a period of 19 years it built up six websites selling a range of products, including two which operated in Australia.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., acquired Mighty Ape Limited

synopsis: Kogan.com (KGN) has acquired 100 per cent of the capital in New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape.Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's longest-running online retailers with more than 690,000 unique customers and over 895,000 subscribers.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd. (ASX:KGN:$369.15)
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
target: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$88
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mighty Ape Limited, acquired Leftbrain Group Limited

synopsis: Mighty Ape, one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, has acquired online retailer LeftBrain Group Limited, one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys.
buyer: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys. "
target: Leftbrain Group Limited
LeftBrain was one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys. Over a period of 19 years it built up six websites selling a range of products, including two which operated in Australia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mighty Ape Limited, acquired Leftbrain Group Limited

synopsis: Mighty Ape, one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, has acquired online retailer LeftBrain Group Limited, one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys.
buyer: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys. "
target: Leftbrain Group Limited
LeftBrain was one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys. Over a period of 19 years it built up six websites selling a range of products, including two which operated in Australia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., acquired Mighty Ape Limited

synopsis: Kogan.com (KGN) has acquired 100 per cent of the capital in New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape.Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's longest-running online retailers with more than 690,000 unique customers and over 895,000 subscribers.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd. (ASX:KGN:$369.15)
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
target: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$88
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Ticketfly, the technology company reimagining the live event experience, announced it has completed the acquisition of TicketBreak, the ticketing service company owned by MapleCore Ltd., a leading Canadian independent music company. TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create improvements to the way people are selling their tickets.
buyer parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee. "
target parent: MapleCore Ltd.
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create meaningful, long-term improvements to the way people are selling and administering their ticket inventory.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Market Wire

Readen Holding Corp., acquired Neckermann.com B.V.

synopsis: Readen Holding Corp announced the acquisition of Neckermann.com B.V. Neckermann.com is one of the largest ecommerce companies in Benelux, offering consumers a wide range of more than 150 000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
buyer: Readen Holding Corp. (RHCO:$0.00)
Readen Holding Corp is an investor, venture capital organisation and shareholder of companies operating in different industries. Readen Holding Corp has access to an extensive, influential and loyal network of business relations and investors. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Neckermann.com B.V.
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 9/24/2013 via Bloomberg

Investcorp, acquired Paper Source, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, the Bahrain-based alternative-investment firm, has acquired Chicago-based retailer Paper Source. Investcorp bought the stationery and greeting-card company for an undisclosed amount from Los Angeles-based buyout firm Brentwood Associates Inc. Paper Source, which operates 73 stores, designs and produces fine and artisanal papers.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Brentwood Associates
target: Paper Source, Inc.
Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap, greeting cards, custom stamps, and a custom collection of envelope and cards.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Koninklijke Ahold N.V., will acquire bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. agreed to acquire bol.com b.v. Bol.com is the most visited retail website in the Netherlands serving 3.4 million active customers, with total net sales of €355 million in 2011. It offers a broad range of products in various non-food categories including books, entertainment, electronics and toys.
buyer: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. (AHODF:$70,766.37)
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. The foundation of their company is selling great food – this is what they are known for and is their core business. "
target parent: Cyrte Investments B.V.
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$460
rev ($mm)
$467
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Axivate Capital, will acquire Neckermann.com Benelux

synopsis: Dutch investment company Axivate Capital plans to buy mail order firm Neckermann.com Benelux. Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target parent: Neckermann.com
target: Neckermann.com Benelux
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 11/9/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Live Nation, Inc., acquired TicketNet.fr

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Ticketnet, the second largest ticket retailer in France. This acquisition marks a significant step in Live Nation's global expansion strategy and complements its growing concert promotion activities in France.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com the #3 eCommerce website in the world. "
target: TicketNet.fr
Ticketnet is a leading provider of complete ticketing solutions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, offering a broad ticketing retail network with ticket distribution, ticketing software editing and ticket management capabilities.
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announced 2/22/2010 via BusinessWire

CitySide Tickets, Inc., will acquire StadiumTickets.com

synopsis: CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
buyer parent: The Upturn, Inc.
buyer: CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST:$0.00)
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes. "
target: StadiumTickets.com
StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
price ($mm)
$0.43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2010 via BusinessWire

The Upturn, Inc., merged with CitySide Tickets, Inc.

synopsis: The Upturn, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition of CitySide Tickets, Inc. The Company will be conducting all business under the CitySide Tickets, Inc. name. CitySide Tickets, Inc. owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue.
buyer: The Upturn, Inc.
TheUpTurn—an innovative online real estate matchmaking exchange where real estate market participants are matched with each other, based on their individual profiles and intended roles in the market. "
target: CitySide Tickets, Inc.
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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announced 10/15/2008 via Market Wire

Club Vivanet, Inc., will acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC

synopsis: Club Vivanet has concluded a memorandum of understanding to acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC., a provider of on-line ticketing services on a global basis. This acquisition is consistent with the Club Vivanet Business Plan, which is to provide services that are needed by millions of people worldwide.
buyer: Club Vivanet, Inc. (US:CVIV:$0.00)
Club Vivanet is a global marketing company delivering a range of products and services through a network of agents and associated companies around the world in a very short time frame, which is imperative to capture market share. "
target: Ticket Inspector.com LLC
Ticket Inspector is a 2 year old company which developed and owns its own proprietary on-line ticketing software which took over 4 years to perfect. Ticket Inspector offers electronic "Print from Home" Bar Coded tickets.
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closed 8/19/2008 via Market Wire

Global Media Networks Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Global Media Networks, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired TicketBreak Corp. -- an online seller of event tickets.
buyer: Global Media Networks Inc.
Global Media Networks is looking to become a media and entertainment company whose businesses will include online ticketing, interactive services, television networks, and digital initiatives that include digital rights management, next generation content distribution, and interactive entertainment."
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak is an alliance of long-time marketing and leading-edge IT professionals that are creating the future of entertainment ticketing.
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closed 8/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Celebrate Express Inc.

synopsis: Celebrate Express, Inc., a leading online and catalog retailer of party supplies and costumes marketed under the brands Birthday Express, 1st Wishes and Costume Express, has completed the merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Celebrate Express Inc.
Celebrate Express, Inc. provides celebration products for families with young children, via the Internet and catalogs primarily in the United States. The company operates two brands, Birthday Express and Costume Express that offer children’s party products, and children’s costumes and accessories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Outrageous Ventures Inc., acquired GagWorks.com

synopsis: Outrageous Ventures Inc. announced it has acquired GagWorks.com, a strong brand known as a family friendly classic American joke shop based in Garden Grove, CA.
buyer: Outrageous Ventures Inc.
Outrageous Ventures Inc. owns and operates several brands including; PrankPlace.com, BigMouthToys.com, DrinkingStuff.com, GolfGiftsEtc.com, FunnyTies.com, FunIdeas.com, FartMart.com, and now GagWorks.com. "
target: GagWorks.com
Founded in 1996, GagWorks.com has been online for twelve years and has a hefty, loyal, and strong customer base. Gagworks has over 1,000 fun pranks, jokes, and gags.
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closed 1/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired Paciolan

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC announced the company today completed its previously announced acquisition of Paciolan, a ticketing software provider based in Irvine, CA.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: Paciolan
Paciolan is a leading ticketing services and software provider that offers ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for clients across North America. Paciolan provides a wholly integrated infrastructure that puts venues in direct control of their customer relationships.
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closed 6/6/2007 via PR Newswire

CBS Corporation, acquired TicketReserve

synopsis: CBS Corporation has invested in TicketRESERVE, a privately-held online marketplace that gives consumers the ability to buy tickets to premier live events at face value well in advance of the events themselves.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: TicketReserve
TicketRESERVE is dedicated to providing consumers with access to the biggest and most prestigious live events. Through the purchase of FanFORWARDs, loyal fans can guarantee themselves a seat at their coveted live event and trade the contract 24/7 real-time on the TicketRESERVE website marketplace.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired edelight GmbH

synopsis: Burda Intermedia Publishing GmbH is becoming the new sole shareholder of edelight GmbH. edelight is one of the oldest and largest online social shopping platforms in Germany.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany´s largest media companies. Burda publishes 311 magazines, of them 229 magazines outside of Germany. The main focus of the company's international media activities is placed on the growing markets of Eastern Europe, Turkey and Asia. "
target: edelight GmbH
edelight.de is a social commerce portal founded in 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. They aim to support people in making the right buying decisions. The products on edelight.de are based on personal recommendations from person to person.
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closed 4/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Corinthian Capital Group, LLC, acquired Audio & Video Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Corinthian Capital Group LLC announced that it has acquired Audio & Video Labs, Inc. d/b/a Disc Makers. Disc Makers is a consumer and business-to-business focused direct marketer of CD and DVD products and services.
buyer: Corinthian Capital Group, LLC
Corinthian Capital Group LLC, formed in 2005, is a New York-based leveraged buyout firm that seeks to invest in middle-market manufacturers, distributors, and business-to-business service providers with EBITDA in the $10 to $25 million range. "
target: Audio & Video Labs, Inc.
Audio & Video Labs, Inc. d/b/a Disc Makers is a consumer and business-to-business focused catalog and internet direct marketer, manufacturer, and provider of music, DVDs, and data products and services.
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closed 3/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

SCHMIDT’S Handelsgesellschaft mbH, acquired Markenbaumarkt24 Gmbh

synopsis: SCHMIDT'S Handelsgesellschaft mbH, a leading hardware retailer in Austria, has acquired a 70% stake in Markenbaumarkt24 GmbH, an online hardware store in Germany. Markenbaumarkt24 provides everything their customers need to improve their home and make it more beautiful. They offer gardening tools, power tools, faucets, light bulbs, paint, and more.
buyer: SCHMIDT’S Handelsgesellschaft mbH
SCHMIDT'S is a leading hardware retailer in Austria. SCHMIDT'S provides their customers with everything they need for their projects. They offer garden tools, grills, workshop tools, ladders, ovens, protective clothing, screws, and more. "
target: Markenbaumarkt24 Gmbh
Markenbaumarkt24 is an online hardware store in Germany. Markenbaumarkt24 provides everything their customers need to improve their home and make it more beautiful. They offer over 10,000 products at fair prices, including gardening tools, power tools, faucets, light bulbs, paint, and more.
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Central Garden, acquired DoMyOwn.com

synopsis: Central Garden & Pet, a market leader in the Garden and Pet industries, announced that it has acquired DoMyOwn.com, a leading and fast-growing online retailer of professional-grade control products in the United States.
buyer: Central Garden (CENT:$2,695.51)
Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading producer of consumer garden and pet products, including a broadening array of the Company’s own proprietary branded products. Through a portfolio of more than a dozen leading brands. "
target: DoMyOwn.com
DoMyOwn.com is a family-owned company that was started by two brothers in 2004, and is now one of the largest and fastest growing online retailers of professional do-it-yourself pest control, lawn care, gardening, animal and pet care, and equipment products in the United States.
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Scroll Corporation
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$209.21
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$127.22
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Wayfair LLC
Wayfair LLC
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($99.40)
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($125.47)
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Ocado Retail
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The Hut Group Ltd.
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$1,552.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$75.46
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$10.25
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